Cerithideopsilla conica

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Cerithideopsilla conica
Cerithideopsilla conica conica 01.jpg
A shell of Cerithideopsilla conica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Potamididae
Genus: Cerithideopsilla
Species: C. conica
Binomial name
Cerithideopsilla conica
(Blainville, 1829)
  • Cerithium conicum Blainville, 1829
  • Potamides conicus (Blainville, 1829)
  • Pirenella cailliaudi Potiez & Michaud, 1838
  • Pirenella conica (Blainville, 1829)
  • Pirenella insculpta (Sowerby, 1866)
  • Pirenella layardii (A. Adams, 1854)
  • Potamides cailliaudi Potiez & Michaud, 1838

Cerithideopsilla conica is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Potamididae.[2]


Reid et al. (2008)[3] moved Potamides conicus to the genus Cerithideopsilla based on the molecular phylogeny research.[3] Other subsequent study also confirmed this placement within Cerithideopsilla.[1]


Distribution of Cerithideopsilla conica include Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.[3]

This species occurs in or around:

  • European waters[2]
  • Madagascar[2]
  • The Red Sea[2]


The shell can attain a length of 14 mm.


The development of Cerithideopsilla conica non-planktotrophic.

Parasites of Cerithideopsilla conica include:


  1. ^ a b Ozawa T., Yin W., Fu C., Claremont M., Smith L. & Reid D. G. (2015). "Allopatry and overlap in a clade of snails from mangroves and mud flats in the Indo-West Pacific and Mediterranean (Gastropoda: Potamididae: Cerithideopsilla)". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114(1): 212-228. doi:10.1111/bij.12401.
  2. ^ a b c d e WoRMS (2011). Potamides conicus (Blainville, 1829). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140846 on 2011-04-10
  3. ^ a b c Reid, D. G.; Dyal, P.; Lozouet, P.; Glaubrecht, M.; Williams, S. T. (2008). "Mudwhelks and mangroves: The evolutionary history of an ecological association (Gastropoda: Potamididae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47 (2): 680–699. PMID 18359643. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.01.003. 
  4. ^ Chai J. Y., Darwin Murrell K. & Lymbery A. J. (2005). "Fish-borne parasitic zoonoses: Status and issues". International Journal for Parasitology 35(11-12): 1233-1254. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.07.013.

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